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UJ2109 submarine chaser (1919/1943)

UJ2109 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
UJ2109 (ex-12V4, ex-Widnes, ex-Withernsea)   Napier & Miller, Govan, UK 1917 28/6/1918 1919 // 1/1943 sunk 17/10/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

710

Displacement full, t

930

Length, m

67.1 wl 70.4 oa

Breadth, m

8.70

Draught, m

2.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 185

Armament

2 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/35, 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 6 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 3 DCT

Complement

60 - 70

Ship project history: Ex-British minesweeper of Hunt later class. She ran aground 20/5/1941 in Suda Bay being attacked by German aircraft, later salvaged, repaired (as 12V4) and commissioned by Germans as submarine chaser UJ2109.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service:  UJ2109 was sunk by British destroyers in Akti Bay 17/10/1943.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14